Names The Best Baby Names That Mean Light  

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If you want your newborn to have a name associated with something cheery, why not take a look at some baby names that mean light? A surprising number of baby names - from the common to the unique - have bright and shiny meanings. This light name list will help you find some baby names that glow! 
 

For some venerable classics, there are plenty of options. When it comes to female names that mean light, the always in style Lucy is an excellent choice. This popular girl's name has English roots and means “light.” The dignified Eleanor - reminiscent of Eleanor Roosevelt - also means "bright and shining light" and comes with cute nickname options like Ellie, Nellie, and Nora. Classic male names - like Luke and Aaron - also mean light. 
 

Looking for something more out of the box? There are some great choices there as well! There are lots of underused boy names that signify brightness. Barack, a nod to former President Obama, actually has a variety of meanings. When derived from the Hebrew language, it means "flash of lightning." Are you a fan of literature? The name Sherlock means "light haired." For a girl, why not try Zia? Derived from the Arabic language, this cute name means "light or splendor." There are also some unique unisex sunlight names, like Taydem and Blaine. 
 

Do you have a favorite baby name for the little ray of light in your life? Give the best options a thumbs up and please add any good names we may have missed.

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22 5

Female, English: Meaning light

2
19 5

Female, Spanish: Bright, shining light 

3
15 2
Alina

Female, Greek: Light 

4
15 3
Luke

Male, English/Latin: A bright glowing light

5
13 3
Aaron

Male, Hebrew/English/German: Messenger; Enlightened; Mountain of Strength; From the Old Testament

6
14 5
Eleanor

Female, English: The bright and shining light

7
7 1
Lucas

Male, English/Latin: One who gives light

8
10 4
Loni

Female, English/Hawaiian: A sky in Hawaiian, a Light in Latin or Solitary in English

9
7 2
Oshea

Male, Hebrew: Glowing embers, house aglow with lights

10
7 2
Zia

Female, Arabic: Light, splendor 

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11 6
Leora

Female, Hebrew/Greek: Light 

12
7 2
Brenna

Female, Irish: Hill containing beacon; a flashing light on the hill

13
4 1
Ciandra

Female, Italian: Something that is surrounded by light

14
7 5
Blaine

Unisex, Indian: Thin, lean, slight

15
7 5
Taydem

Unisex, Romanian: One who is light-hearted and cheerful

16
5 3
Roxanne

Female, English: Dawn, related to light/sunrise 

17
4 2
Blithe

Female, English: Happy; merry, glad and lighthearted person

18
4 2
Lana

Female, Greek/Gaelic: The one that possesses light

19
4 2
Lenore

Female, Greek: The one who shines the light

20
4 3
Bethany

Female, Hebrew: One who lives in the house of light

21
3 2
Aileen

Female, Irish: Light

22
3 2
Eileen

Female, French: Bright and shining light

23
3 2
Bianca

Female, English: Light; White; Shining; A Shakespearean baby name meaning Tragedy of Othello' Mistress of Cassio

24
2 1
Leor

Male, Hebrew: I am tho one who has the light

25
6 6
Sherlock

Male, Anglo Saxon: Light haired

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4 4
Helen

Female, Greek: Shining light. The bright one

27
2 2
Lambret

Male, Germanic: Light of the Lands

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6 7
Abner

Male, Hebrew: Father of light 

29
6 7
Barack

Male, Hebrew/Swahili: Flash of Lightning

30
5 6
Phinean

Male, Irish: Fair; Light-skinned; White

31
4 5
Anwar

Male, Arabic: Brighter, clearer 

32
2 3
Ornette

Female, Hebrew/Israeli: Light, cedar tree

33
4 6
Archi

Male, English: The shaven head of the monks; ray of light

34
2 4
Deepak

Female, Indian: A source of light; a determined individual

35
1 3
Treat

Male, English: The delight of a person

36
1 3
Noureen

Female, Arabic: The bright shining light

37
0 9
Pradeep

Male, Indian: Lamp that shines light